Hello my beloved family and friends!
How are all of you doing this week? Wonderful I hope. Id like to start off by saying congratulations to my GSU eagles on their win this week! Keep up the work! #GATA And to my cougars and those blue devils, great effort this week. Just keep working harder and harder and you will be victorious. This week was really interesting for elder boyer and I. We had a lot of running all over the place because of branch work. Our clerk isnt the easiest of people to find, so we biked an hour to his place to get him to sign checks and he was nowhere to be found. He was in the area but he would not answer his phone so elder boyer and I had to ride back to junction to meet with our branch president. I was pretty furious that we had to ride all the way up there for him to hide from us. I told president that next time I will find him and rip his head off lol. All of you guys know I would never really do that lol. This week we have also had the chance to talk to a ton of people. We have some really solid people set up for next week that I feel really good about. We also got transfer calls this week and I found out that I will be staying in junction for another six weeks! it is plenty of time to continue to work with the people who are progressing towards baptism. Something that President brown has been focusing on in the mission is our teaching skills and making sure that the people we teach really understand what is going on. Elder boyer and I have really been trying to make sure we are doing exactly that. We had a really great experience last night. We started teaching this guy named Kingsley. He owns a furniture store here in junction. We started to teach the restoration to him as simply as we could and It was so crazy how strong the presence of the spirit was. At the end of the lesson we asked him if he would pray to know if these things were true and he stops and just says I already believe it is. Elder boyer and I just stopped and looked at each other haha. We had no words for his response. I have never had anyone respond like that to the message in just our first meeting alone. It was sick. He willingly agreed to be baptized by the priesthood authority. We plan to give him a baptismal date by next week. These are the kinds of experiences that really make your day. This week was rough for us in a lot of ways but it was all worth it just for that experience. The thing that has really touched me the most about the gospel is when you see it really making an impact in the lives of others. I am so thankful that I have been able to gain a testimony of my own from my mission. I have been able to grow and change in so many ways because of it. The best part about it is that I still have a year left to grow more lol! This upcoming week we will be getting 5 new missionaries in our district, so there will be 11 of us now! Most likely this will be my last transfer in junction, so I really hope to come away with some recent converts before I move again. I am very thankful for the support that you all give me each and every week. I want all of you to know how much I love you guys. Take care and Ill talk to yall next week!!!
Elder Jon Lewis